3 cops killed, 3 others injured in Cam Sur ambush

Photo courtesy of PNP
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) – Three Philippine National Police Security Escorts detailed to Food and Drug Administration Director General Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush incident along the national highway of Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. 

The Camarines Sur police said that killed in action were SPO1 Percival S Rafael; PO3 Carlito S Navarroza; PO1 Ralph Jason D. Vida while wounded were PO1 Jonathan P Perillo; PO1 Ruby S Buena; and PO1 Rodolfo F Gonzaga.

The same were on board a PNP marked vehicle en route to Daet, Camarines Norte, where Puno was scheduled to attend a Consumer Awareness Advocacy and Collaboration Activity.

The suspects are believed to be more or less 20 members of Communist Terrorist Groups (CTG).

Puno, meanwhile, was unharmed in the incident.

Route security personnel from 1st Camarines Sur PPSC were able to immediately respond to the area and retaliate, thereby suppressing the enemy and preventing further damages or casualties, the Camarines Sur Police said.

The wounded personnel were immediately brought to Bicol Medical Center here for treatment.